how to pronounce central


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the above transcription of central is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

central is pronounced in two syllables

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video examples of central pronunciation

An example use of central in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… there because it's a central area to get …”

meaning of central

Central means in the center of something.

central frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word central occurs in english on average 62.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics central can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that central can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

words that rhyme with central


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